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Invitation to Friends of I-CONnect: Boston College Law School Event on “The War on Japan’s Pacifist Constitution”

Richard Albert, Boston College Law School

On Wednesday, November 5, the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy will host a timely panel discussion on “The War on Japan’s Pacifist Constitution” on the campus of Boston College Law School at 12pm in Barat House.

I’m looking forward to moderating this panel featuring Tom Ginsburg (Chicago), Tokujin Matsudaira (Kanagawa) and Franziska Seraphim (Boston College).

Tom Ginsburg has written about the Japanese Constitution in several works, notably in The Endurance of National Constitutions. Tokujin Matsudaira has critiqued the incumbent Abe government’s erosion of the Constitution’s Pacifism Clause. And Franziska Seraphim has written an important book on War Memory and Social Politics in Japan. For my part, I have examined the constitutionality of the Abe government’s problematic efforts undermine the Pacifism Clause in Amending Constitutional Amendment Rules.

Friends of I-CONnect are invited to attend this event. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by email to no later than October 31.



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